From Scott Cooper, the critically-acclaimed writer and director of Crazy Heart, comes a gripping and gritty drama about family, fate, circumstance, and justice. Russell Baze (Christian Bale) has a rough life: he works a dead-end blue collar job at the local steel mill by day, and cares for his terminally ill father by night. When Russell’s brother Rodney (Casey Affleck) returns home from serving time in Iraq, he gets lured into one of the most ruthless crime rings in the Northeast and mysteriously disappears. The police fail to crack the case, so – with nothing left to lose – Russell takes matters into his own hands, putting his life on the line to seek justice for his brother. The impressive cast of Christian Bale and Casey Affleck are rounded out by Woody Harrelson, Forest Whitaker, Zoë Saldana, Sam Shepard and Willem Dafoe.
A Relativity Media release presented in association with Red Granite Pictures of a Relativity Media/Appian Way/Scott Free production. Produced by Leonardo Di Caprio, Jennifer Davison Killoran, Ridley Scott, Michael Costigan, Ryan Kavanaugh. Co-producers, Kenneth Halsband, Jamie Marshall, Michael Ireland, John Ridley, Adam Marhsall, Danny Dimbort. Executive producers, Riza Aziz, Robbie Brenner, Ron Burkle, Jason Colbeck, Joe Gatta, Joey McFarland, Christian Mercuri, Tucker Tooley, Jeff G. Waxman, Brooklyn Weaver.
Directed by Scott Cooper. Screenplay, Brad Ingelsby, Cooper. Camera (Technicolor, widescreen, 35mm), Masanobu Takayanagi; editor, David Rosenbloom; music, Dickon Hinchliffe; production designer, Therese DePrez; art director, Gary Kosko; set decorator, Merissa Lombardo; costume designers, Kurt & Bart; sound (Dolby Digital), James Emswiller; sound designer/supervising sound editor, John Morris; re-recording mixers, Leslie Shatz, Rick Kline; visual effects supervisor, Raymond Gieringer; visual effects, Comen VFX, Prime Focus; stunt coordinator, Ben Bray; associate producer, Dana Reaves Bolla; assistant director, Jamie Marshall; casting, Ronna Kress.
Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck, Sam Shepard, Willem Dafoe, Zoe Saldana, Forest Whitaker. read more at: variety.com/2013/film/reviews/afi-fest-film-review-out-of-the-furnace-1200801015/